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There is nothing like getting your calendar for the new year sorted.  Check out my classes offered on this page and perhaps add them to your diary now.  Make 2018 your you time, for creativity.

Also check out this Calendar that you can make and then at the end of 2018 turn it into your scrapbooking pages and place them into an album.  Would make also a great gift for Grandparents to see the children’s activities through out the year.  Let me know if you would like to book a class to make this or order it directly off my website.1712-cc-through-the-year


Christmas Colours

Perhaps the bright reds and greens aren’t your colours for Christmas.  This year Close To My Heart has brought out something new this year. Pastel color schemes can help you create Christmas projects that are subtle and elegant or fresh and classy. Give it a try! Tell me how you’re using this colour trend in your projects in the comments.


They can also be used with Christmas Tags.  Come along to one of my workshops in December and you could make all your tags for those wonderful gifts you have for this Season.



Cardstock Savings – 25% off

25% off All Cardstock Packs
CTMH is sweetening the deal for you in June! Because unanticipated demand has caused us to stock out of several of our My Legacy™ albums during this month’s buy one get one half-off special, they have decided to provide you with another special offer  in addition to the album offer: Save 25% on all of our cardstock packs! We’re calling it our Cardstock Carnival, and it includes all of our cardstock packs, including cardstock combo packs, single-colour packs, and the coordinating cardstock packs in Seasonal Expressions 2.

So many savings for June – get in and buy now while these deals are still live.


Album Savings!

There is nothing like preserving memories.  Are you looking for a great way to preserve and protect your memories? Well Close to My heart this month have got you covered!  For all of June, buy one My Legacy™ album and get a second at 50%-off*!

We have both 1½” D-ring binding and the Post Bound binding in faux leather albums in a variety of colours.  They are perfect for holding 12″ × 12″ pages. Head over to my shop and place your order or contact me directly so I can help you.


Cut Above Kits

The great thing about memory keeping nowadays is that there are a million different options for how to do it. Some of our favorite time-savers include pocket scrapbooking, our Pocket Plus™ Memory Protectors™ for adding more photos between your layouts, and our Cut Above™ layout kits, which come with pre-cut pieces for easy assembly. Even if you’re a die-hard decorative scrapbooker who loves those intricate frills—maybe even just on some layouts—there are lots of great products that make getting that fancy look take less time.


There are times we have so many photographs that we don’t think we can even get through them all.  There are so many different option for how to do it.  My favourite time-saving products include pocket scrapbooking, our Pocket Plus™ Memory Protectors™ for adding more photos between your layouts, and our Cut Above™ layout kits, which come with pre-cut pieces for easy assembly.

So this month when you don’t even want to start on your latest photographs look at our 50% off deal on our Cut Above™ layout kits and in 20 minutes you could have four new pages of photographs scrapped and into your album.

Love the new colouring craze

Adult colouring books are the latest in leisure activities.  It is so wonderful to take time out from our busy days and use colour to develop some new creative ideas.  Whether it is a colouring book or designing your own CTMH have the products you need – colouring pencils – watercolour paints or felt tip pens we have them for you.

Our Florence paper and stamps make amazing pages and cards.  You can also stamp up your card stock and use any of our colouring tools to create that relaxing leisure time that we create.


Join me this month and into September at my regular workshops.  I can show you how to have those moments of leisure and creativity that enhances your relaxation times.

This is your month to excel


We are half way through the year.  July is that funny month when nothing interesting seems to happen in the Southern Hemisphere because it is dark and cold.


What about these facts:

  • This month always starts on the same day of the week as April every year, and January in leap years.
  • In a non-leap year, no month ends on the same day of the week as July, but it ends as January in a leap year.
  • Water lily is the birth flower of July and ruby is the birthstone of this month.

So why is this month the month to excel in.

Close To my heart is offering you the most amazing opportunity this month to join my team.  We are preparing for our new ideas book coming live in August and you receive all these new products to keep you current with the latest trends and offer them at your first workshops.  Call me now and join me for a coffee and a chat about what Close To My Heart has to offer you.1607-cc-early-bird

So Autumn has arrived

The cooler weather has finally arrived and this weekend I got to sit down and start making some cards.  I really enjoy finding simple cards to make.  I love the fun of these smaller creations and experiencing  a mini creative moment.

This month we have this wonderful paper for both card makers and scrapbookers.  Come along to one of my workshops to find out how you can get this beautiful paper packet for free.

Perhaps you would like to come to an evening card making groups or come to a Saturday workshop.  Check out my list of workshops and email me which one you would like to attend.

 Make the most of this cooler weather and get out those photographs so you can make this year your time to sort all those memories into scrapbooks.


New to Papercraft

How fabulous to meet so many new people at the Women’s Expo in Palmerston North.  It has been such a privilege to meet you all.  I hope you can find a workshop that suits you please email me directly.  Please check the list of workshops at the side of this blog and let me know if you are coming.

Don’t forget that the new Expressions 2 is out this month.  Such wonderful papers and ideas.  Talk to me about these.






March – Stampaganza

Are you a fan of our AcrylixTM Stamps? This month’s special may be of interest to you – buy two stamps get the 3rd one free. Yes that is right! An opportunity if you wanted to catch up on some stamps – so if you like 3 D-size stamps that is a saving of $33. If you want 2 – D-size stamps and you like 1 B-size stamp – then the cheaper of the three the B-size stamp is free.

So go through your inspirations books and let us what you would like to order and catch up with me at the March workshop or send me an email with what you would like.1603-cc-stampaganza